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About this day

Ramadan, the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar, is considered one of the most blessed months in Islam. Muslims fast during this month, doing maximum Dhikr of Allah (SWT). Fasting in the month of Ramadhan is obligatory for Muslims and is one of the five pillars of Islam. The month of Ramazan culminates with the festive occasion of Eid ul Fitr as Muslims thank Allah (SWT), celebrating the festival with religious fervor.

This month is full of celebration and festivity as the Muslims immerse themselves in reading the Quran and Duas and spending maximum time doing Dhikr. The Muslims fast the whole month as it teaches them the true meaning of perseverance and tolerance. During this month, Muslims are not only supposed to refrain from eating and drinking during the stipulated timing but they are also required to curb all negative emotions like anger and prove themselves to be the perfect Muslim. Moreover, the Quran was also completed in this month.

Lailat ul Qadr, also called the Night of Power is one of the most coveted nights of the Islamic Year. It is one of the last ten odd nights in the month of Ramzan and is full of blessings. It please Allah (SWT) to see the Muslims fasting during the month to please Him. This month of Ibadah ends with the Muslim festival of Eid al Fitr.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q What is Ramadan?
    A Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic Calendar. Muslims all over the world fast during this month.
  • Q When is Ramadan 2018?
    A Ramadan 2018 is expected to start on the 16th of May, Wednesday. The date is tentative and may change subject to sighting of the moon.
  • Q When does Ramadan 2018 end?
    A Ramadan 2018 will end on the 14th of June. The date is tentative and may change subject to sighting of the moon.
  • Q When does Ramadan start?
    A Ramadan starts once the month of Sha’ban ends and the moon of the new month is sighted.
  • Q What is Ramadan definition?
    A The word Ramadan has been derived from the word ‘ramad’ which means intensely heated by the sun. In Islam, the month of Ramadan has been named after the word ‘ramad’ because during this month, the sins of the Muslims are burned as they fast during this month to please Allah (SWT).
  • Q What is the main purpose of Ramadan?
    A The main purpose of Ramadan is to teach Muslims self-control and perseverance. Fasting in Quran has been mentioned as an act that helps one to become a better Muslim; “O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you many learn piety and righteousness" (Quran 2: 183)
  • Q Why is Ramadan celebrated?
    A Ramadan is considered to be one of the most blessed months. Ramadan brings about an air of festivity for the Muslims. The whole month is celebrated to thank Allah for the blessings that have been bestowed upon us and to learn self-control.

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